Summertime is travel time for many of us.

Whether you’re heading to the beach, the woods, or just to see some family in a nearby state, you want to make your travels as simple and easy as possible. There’s no need to spend your mental energy on unnecessary things when you can instead focus your time on relaxing and enjoying your time away.

Highland Advanced Dental Care wants to help make your travels as smooth as possible. With that thought in mind, we outline two vacation dental solutions that can streamline your getaway and help you enjoy your time away from work.

If you have any questions about your dental care or if you’d like to schedule your next regular checkup, just give our office a call at 248-329-3552.

Ditch Your CPAP

Like many of our patients, you may be suffering from sleep apneasymptoms. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a number of serious health consequences, including high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, and diabetes. It’s important to get sleep apnea under control, not only to feel better, but to help prevent bigger health problems.

A CPAP machine is a great way to treat sleep apnea, however many people have trouble getting used to this type of therapy. The machine can be noisy, plus having a mask covering your face can make you feel claustrophobic when trying to fall asleep.

Fortunately, Dr. LoCascio offers you a great alternative to a CPAP. A custom oral appliance made just for you will move your lower jaw forward just a bit while you sleep. This movement will help keep your airway open and eliminate episodes of sleep apnea.

Not only will you rest better and feel better, you also won’t have to worry about packing about a bulky CPAP machine. Just put your appliance in your suitcase or bag and go. There’s nothing to plug in so you won’t have to make sure there’s an electrical outlet nearby. This can be a real bonus if you’re sharing a hotel room (or a cabin) with others.

>Plus, you’ll snore less and nobody will hear a CPAP machine whirring all night long. They may even wake up in the morning and thank you for that!

If you haven’t yet had an actual diagnosis of sleep apnea, we’ll work with your primary care physician to get you one. Then we’ll make your new appliance so you (and others) can get the restful sleep you need.

Leave Your Dentures at Home>

If you’ve been dealing with the hassles of dentures, then you’ve surely thought that it would be nice not having them along on your vacation.

When you’re relaxing and taking it easy, the last thing you want to worry about it taking out your teeth, brushing them, then having to soak them in a glass overnight. Nobody wants to see a set of teeth sitting on the bathroom counter!

We have a teeth replacement solution that can allow you to get rid of your dentures forever. With All-on-4®, Dr. LoCascio can use just four dental implants per arch to secure a full set of beautiful new teeth. They will be fully functional right away and no one will ever guess they’re not your natural teeth.

Gone will be the days when you have to remove your teeth for cleaning. All-on-4® teeth are designed to stay in place and give you years of great performance with no special care or maintenance.
Plus, you won’t have to deal with any denture adhesive, creams, pastes, or cleanser. Your teeth will stay firmly put right where they need to be.

You’ll be able to enjoy a thick, juicy steak or any other delectable menu item while on vacation. Picking and choosing from the menu will be a thing of the past. Eat whatever you want without worry!

One of the best parts about All-on-4® is that you can get your implants and new teeth at the same appointment. We’ll fit you with temporary teeth right after placing your implants, so you’ll never have to be without teeth again. If you need to leave the next day for your vacation, you’ll be in good shape with your temporaries. And you can leave your dentures at home!

Another good benefit of dental implants is that they will actually strengthen your jawbone. When you have missing teeth, the jawbone in those areas will naturally begin to deteriorate over time.

Implants function as replacement tooth roots, stimulating the growth of new bone cells and helping prevent bone loss and potential changes in your facial structure. As a result, you’ll look younger and healthier. Dentures don’t offer the same benefits.

Visit Highland Advanced Dental Care for your vacation dental solutions. Call us today at 248-329-3552 to schedule an appointment. Make your vacation the best it can be!